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ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2015 Allied Media Conference [AMC] taking place in Detroit, June 18-22. The conference, now in its 17th year, brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Registration for the AMC...
ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

The streets of downtown Detroit were literally shut down as designer John Varvatos celebrated the opening of his anticipated Detroit store in classic JV fashion: with a star-studded black carpet arrival and rock star-worthy VIP party, featuring a special performance by legendary rock musician and Detroit native, Alice Cooper. The specially designed black “red carpet”...
WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU'RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU’RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

The Brewster Douglass Projects were demolished last year, but Detroit and what’s left behind of them is anything but a ‘blank slate’. This is a documentary about the first public housing for low income Americans, takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the...
GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist and recipient of a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Her performance career began at open mic nights throughout Detroit, leading to festivals and opening for Ziggy Marley. ArtXDetroit is a celebration of the Kresge Arts Fellowship program in Detroit; fellows from this year and last present projects during two...
PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N'KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

Selections + Selectors has invited PLAYGROUND DETROIT to guest host an evening of their film series with a private screening April 7th of the film N’kisi Concorde at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This screening will also kickoff the beginning of a summer residency series at The Carr Center in Detroit of Selections +...
GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

The Freep Film Festival  showcases films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique. The Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Detroit. The...
ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene for three weekends, (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel...
GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibition opens March 15th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibit “brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has...
GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

Both Detroit-based Steven Kuypers, sculpture artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2009] and Steven McShane, metal artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2010] pursued their passions of art and craft, leading to a business partnership made only in Detroit. After meeting at CCS, the two forged a collaborative effort to support their respective crafts and work...
LISTEN UP: N'NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT 'PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION'

LISTEN UP: N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer),...
GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

Detroit has an art world ‘It-Girl’ in it’s presence this week. GQ Magazine recently deemed her one of the “10 Artists to Know at Art Basel Miami 2014,” where she preluded to her solo show in Detroit, which opens tonight. Forbes Magazine has also just listed her as one of their picks for their article,...
GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

GO SEE: SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LAST THURSDAY TO SHOWCASE FEMALE ROCKERS FROM DETROIT & BROOKLYN

Seraphine Collective presents Last Thursday, a monthly residency at PJ’s Lager House, in Detroit, Michigan. Seraphine Collective is an inclusive, supportive and active community of female musicians and artists designed to foster creative expression and camaraderie among feminists in Detroit. The Last Thursday Residency was born from the idea of continuing last summer’s successful Best...